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Dec 19, 2012 5:00pm EST
does the gentleman from massachusetts rise? mr. markey: mr. speaker, i have a special order. the speaker pro tempore: the house lays before the house the following personal requests. the clerk: leaves of absence requested for mr. mica of florida after 5:00 p.m. today. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the request is granted. are there requests for one-minute speechs? under the speaker's announced spoifl january 5, 2011, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. markey, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. mr. markey: thank you, mr. chairman. i rise this evening to honor two great members of the massachusetts delegation who are departing. the first, john olver. john olver is a public service power house. a transportation titan. inside of this institution. he has a ph.d. in science but as he came to this institution, he became a scientist who became a statesman. we were honored to have him in our delegation, in this chamber. he was an avid outdoorsman, but he was ahead of his time in bringing attention to the impact of climate change, the
Dec 16, 2012 6:00pm EST
massachusetts governor thomas hutchenson, and i'll tell you more about him later. let me tell you what else he said because the words hold true today as much as they did then in 1774. governor hutchenson said you can take the happiest and most comfortable people and use malicious, rhetorical skills to arouse popular discontent with their government, with their rulers, with everything around them, even themselves. this is one of the weaknesses, he said, these are his words "one of the weaknesses of human nature of which ambitious politicians make you to serve their purposes." i year before he uttered those words, a group of boston rebel rowsers convinced americans they were miserable, and to quote hitchenson again, "those who think they are misrabble are so despite real evidence to the contrary." now, i doubt if there's a single one of today's tea party patriots who knew what the original tea party and tea party movement were about. far from being patriots, the original tea partyers were smugglers. some of them, among the wealthiest men in america, merchants, among them, john hancock, yes, thee
Dec 1, 2012 7:00am EST
massachusetts. >> i would like to yield one minute to the once and future speaker of the house, more is leader nancy pelosi. >> the chair recognizes the minority leader. >> i think john boehner for his leadership and cooperation in bringing this legislation to the floor. thank you, mr. speaker. tip o'neill said the speaker of the house, i have the privilege of serving in the office that tip o'neill had when he was speaker of the house and having in my possession the gavel that was given to speaker o'neill when he became the leader. it is waterboard, so you can only use it one time. perhaps you should use it today. you make this possible, all of us do. all of us admire to o'neill. and i thank you for your fine work. two weeks ago, members of congress, joined members of the o'neill family and others plant a tree in honor of the life of tip o'neill. today we honor tapped again, passing a resolution to inscribe his name on a federal building paying tribute to the service and leadership to the state of massachusetts and the house of representatives and his leadership for all americans. i think john
Dec 23, 2012 7:15pm EST
in salem, massachusetts. here we have the most out of the eyewitness account of the boston tea party. it was written by an impartial observer. very common for students to be used. he read about a padlock being destroyed one of the ships and how the rebels who are writing quickly replaced by padlock to remain blameless for anything but the destruction. you also learn the same account of one of the rebel columnists pocketing and quickly been seized by other participants. we also learned the boston tea party was not celebrated. in a february 1774 cassette, we read the minutes from marshfield, massachusetts at a meeting where they label the boston tea party illegal, unjust and dangerous. the shot heard round the world, that came very close to happening on multiple occasions weeks and months prior to april 19, 1775. one case in particular cover in the book is how close he came to happening for months prior. also along paul revere once i learned he went on multiple revolutionary race. one case in particular was his right to philadelphia back to shaer, which is here the account word that a
Dec 31, 2012 6:00am EST
the massachusetts troops. the democratic. he did not wear the red color. he had things that were not as easy to see in the woods. they liked him so much that when he was killed, they put a memorial tablet, the massachusetts house, the assembly, but a tablet in westminster abbey. the tablet was enormously impressive. he was the hero of his two younger brothers. the younger brothers, one of them an admiral, a commander of the british navy during that time. answer william howell, the general at bunker hill and other battles. -- sir william hall. -- howell. they did not want to win the revolution unless it made it possible for americans and the british to have an effective and solid union. i think he wanted to win it in a way the americans would say we have been outmaneuver or we cannot win this. but he did not want anything that was an inconclusive bloody mess. unfortunately, for the british, that meant he did not try as hard as another general might have. >> you have a quotation from door to washington from december 1775. a chapter 22, i want to read it. "if that man -- >> i think washington said thi
Dec 23, 2012 10:00pm EST
and certainly our courage. may 16, 1874 a reservoir dam gave way in western massachusetts to a nation in and tidal wave that was between 20 and 40 feet high and 300 feet wide and came down a 14-mile valley swept through williamsburg williamsburg, skinnerville, florence and new hampton. to give a sense of the power to appreciate the time it took to pass through portions of the valley. in the lower portion the land was turned into a plane and it took an hour and a half to fled northampton to flood into the connecticut river. in the of the region's the 600 million gallons of water went through a williamsburg williamsburg, skinnerville and hated bill 15 minutes each. the worst industrial disaster at the time. over $1 million of property damage was sustained almost a hundred people left homeless and 139 were killed my input book is about the only village not be built skinnerville and william skinner. what set his story apart is the success and he achieved after the disaster. skinnerville had the worst destruction, it was obliterated from the face of the earth and a one. left, his house was
Dec 27, 2012 7:00pm PST
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Dec 27, 2012 10:00pm PST
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Dec 30, 2012 8:00pm EST
, they put a memorial tablet to him in massachusetts assembly, the house. they put this tablet in westminster abbey. and the family was enormously impressed by this. he was the hero of his two younger brothers. and his two younger brothers, one was the commander of the british navy at that time. william howe was the general at bunker hill and others. they did not want to win the revolution unless they won it in a way that made it possible for the americans and the british to have an effective and solid union. i think he wanted to win it in a way that the americans would say, well, we have been outmaneuvered or we cannot win this. but he did not want anything that was an inconclusive bloody mess. unfortunately for the british, that meant that he did not always fire as another general would have. >> from george washington in december 1775, of " if that man, lord dunmore, does not crash before spring, he will become the most formidable enemy america has -- at is our first president, george washington. >> i think george washington said this when he was up in massachusetts in the beginning of dece
Dec 27, 2012 7:00am PST
climbing. in massachusetts as an example, over the past two decades, the number of higher degrees rose 9%. in the middle fifth of households, that went up 14. in the top quartile, 22% of folks there were able to gain degrees. joining me via skype is david rhode. an extensive series about inequal in the u.s., also a two-time pulitzer prizewinner. thanks for being with us today. first off, i want to ask you, you say in your series here that the federal government has emerged as one of the most potent factor driving income inequality. what do you mean? >> this has to do with the first story in the series, which is about tax equality. we did find the bush era tax cuts and sort of increased incomes at the top, that was a factor in reducing inequality, so it can be something that the government can do to mitigate. we tried to look at data in our series. we didn't want to be partisan about this. one factor that can help is tax policy, but the broader issue is jobs. people at the top are earning much more than they ever have. >> talks to that point about tax policy, the numbers out there, is it
Dec 13, 2012 7:00pm PST
a great night. >> okay massachusetts, are you ready for another scott brown senate campaign? >> there are so many things we need to get done. >> today i made the decision. >> withdrawing her own name. >> not to continue to be considered. >> she had to remove her name. >> to be the next secretary of state. >> to be the best thing for our country. >> i don't believe she deserves to be promoted. >> i don't trust her. >> this is not going to help republicans at all. >> there are so many things we need to get done. >> most of you want compromise. >> the two sides are talking. >> let's get real. >> let really get real. >> tensions in washington are nearing critical mass. >> here we are at the 11th hour. >> 18 days. >> the republicans sent a letter. >> we made a reasonable offer. >> it is this issue spending. >> let's all take a deep breath. >> voters trust the president to handle negotiation. >> are we back to square one? >> here we are again. >> the president is not serious about cutting spending. >> it doesn't make seps. >> but to give a tax cut to the wealthiest people. >> i ha
Dec 23, 2012 8:30pm EST
their own report. so in 1775 that is why the massachusetts government was not willing to spend the money. they knew they could be skipped if they did not. >>. >> we will continue questions downstairs. also signings of the book. let's continue downstairs. for our panelists. robert, a tired, and john todd andrlik is a publisher of raglan did, >> it is always a treat to be in this store it is a wonderland. about five years ago a friend suggested that i share rightabout ms. green. [laughter] i said to? she was called the which up on wall street. she was interesting but finance and wall street? then it was 2008. and everything changed the stock market collapsed collapsed, real-estate prices plunged and we were in a financial panic i started to think more about ms. green and how she's survived ms. green and how she's survived many financial crisis. there were no diaries then i remember something that was said that nice girls keep diaries. bad girls do not have time last laugh and hetty green was bad. now with men but many. she was consumed with money. born in massachusetts 1834 to prosperous f
Dec 27, 2012 10:00am PST
boston globe's cynthia needham. what a great last name for someone in massachusetts. thanks so much. we appreciate it. >> thanks, luke. >> a question off the bat i have to ask you, it seems that the folks who would possibly run against scott brown in this special is are some of the folks we heard about before in 2010. mike capuano, these guys who have been around the block a lot in massachusetts politics. folks that are often the target of guys like howie carr. can any of these guys muster a real fight against scott brown? >> that's a good question. i mean, you're hearing their names a lot. they are popular politicians in massachusetts. but their districts are small. and certainly scott brown remains one of the most popular politicians in the state. these guys are well liked. but whether they have what it takes to beat him is a little bit unclear. ed markey in particular has a good chunk of change in his account which will certainly help. we have the massachusetts democratic machine on their side. but that's the big question. >> let's talk about that machine. because what we hear now fr
Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm EST
that you hear about a snow plow being stolen, but that is what happened in massachusetts. >> a snow plow was stolen driven away, later returned. massachusetts police are investigating. surveillance cameras show the snow plow being taken thursday night. the next day it was found in a parking lot. >> it looks like it was just parked. they brought it here but it looks like somebody hop in took it for a ride, and parked it. >> the police dusted the snowplow for fingerprints and are hoping to find the person responsible. >> maybe they have a big drive away and they were preparing for the storm. i >>>> we had some snowflakes, we knew that it would be no big deal. we were talking about that all day yesterday. just how warm it was, it was going to prevent anything from accumulating. that was the case in the district. old town alexandria, fluffy snow flakes. 42 degrees, 37 wind chill factor. that will plummet through the next few. the weatherbug children's hospital, 0.2 inches of rain since midnight. if that was no we would have been looking at a couple of inches but that is definitely not the ca
Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm PST
so at all. we can make a big dent. i can talk about where i'm from which is massachusetts and we have sensible gun control laws and it's very hard for criminals in massachusetts to get guns from massachusetts and so what they have to do is somebody brings guns in to them from new hampshire and vermont and then south carolina up the iron pipeline. we would do very well in massachusetts if we had a one gun per month law nationally to make it so it's not profitable to bring guns in to the inner city gangs. i think there's lots of things to do. and i just want to mention one thing which gun owners can do. we are trying to push this notion of the 11th commandment of gun safety and what that would say is similar to friends don't let friends drive drunk. we know that when people are going through a bad patch, the last thing they want -- should have available to them is a firearm because firearms really are a risk factor for dying in a suicide. if you're a good friend and somebody's -- wife left them, whatever it is, take it upon yourself to say, you know, get the gun away from the house for
Dec 22, 2012 3:00pm EST
was that of holyoke, massachusetts. and holyoke was an ingeniously-designed city, specifically designed for industry. it was hoped to be even greater than the urban mill centers of lawrence. holyoke was considered to be the greatest potential mill power in new england. the dam that, it dammed the connecticut river on the right-hand side, right here, was at a crest of a 60-foot fall in the river and capable of generating power for 300 mills. the cotton lords that created holyoke on the model of lowell and lawrence devised a three-tiered canal system so that, unfortunately, it doesn't show in this map, but the canals come -- the first canal comes like this, and this comes like that, and that comes like this. so the connecticut river was able to be used over three times. now, holyoke made offers to the manufacturers in the valley, and can skinner's the only one who accepted the offer and moved. and he's the only one who survived. skinner knew he needed two things to be able to make a go of it again: he needed money, and he needed water power. in skinnerville he was going to have to rely on steam if he
Dec 3, 2012 2:55pm EST
and with that i reserve the balance of my time unless the gentleman from massachusetts who is right here wishes me to yield to him, i just saw he reentered the chamber. . the speaker pro tempore: does the gentleman from california yield for particle metropolitanry inquiry? mr. sherman: yes. -- parliamentary inquiry? smermsherm yes. -- mr. sherman: yes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. sherman: i yield four minutes to the gentleman from massachusetts. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized for four minutes. >> i thank the gentleman very much. the language which is in question here is language which was heard by mr. barton and i in 1999 as part of the consideration of the graham-leach-bliley bill. mr. markey: the language had, for privacy, none had been included in the senate, none had been included in the rest of the process. but as the bill came to the energy and commerce committee in 1999, mr. barton and i, we added privacy language. believing that as companies are able to consolidate, banking records, insurance records, br
Dec 24, 2012 5:30pm PST
of the kennedy h,irs, ted kennedy, junior, decided not to run for the seat in massachusetts, what's happening there? >> more of interesting dynamics at play. whenever a kennedy decides to run in massachusetts he sort of think that clears the field. so when he said he wanted to stay in connecticut, potentially run for something there one day -- >> ifill: which is where he lives. >> exactly. opens up the field for the democrats in a big way. really where everybody is paying attention right now the republican side. senator scott brown just lost the seat very high profile race in 2012 to elizabeth warren, should he choose to run for special election, try repeat in 2010 to be able to catch democrats by surprise, that could be his seat. but he may not run. there are lot 6 different things at play, he has options down the line, always run for governor at some point. if he doesn't run, then the republicans will sort of start to step up. >> ifill: interesting that elizabeth warren is about to be senior senator from massachusetts before she's sworn in. also tomorrow mows falling in the house, ther
Dec 14, 2012 5:00pm EST
for the great people of massachusetts in the people's seat has been the greatest honor of my life. i want to thank the people of massachusetts for that opportunity to think that someone like me whose parents were married four times each, lived in 17 houses and subjected to forms of abuses growing up has the chance to serve in one of the greatest deliberative bodies in the world is something i will soon not forget. to the young people sitting here and may be watching, take it from me that in this country even when it seems you're fighting against all odds, anything is possible for you. there are no obstacles that cannot be overcome, so do not give up and always follow your dreams. as i have said before, a person has no business in politics unless they respect the judgment of the voters. and if you run for office, you've got to be able to take victory or defeat in a gracious manner. i do respect the judgment of the voters. i accept their decision in this election with the same attitude and sense of appreciation that i held when i arrived here in this chamber almost three years ago. when i w
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Dec 14, 2012 9:00pm EST
experience? >> i took a test drive. we had romneycare in massachusetts that set this up to be like the travelocity. it is fascinating. you put it in your age and if you smoke and you get a menu of choices. of gold plan, as silver plan , of bronze plant, high deductible and low deductible and you get a price for that. massachusetts appears to be working. >> is there concern how the doctors are paid? >> the whole idea, a major part of obamacare is not to cover those a don't have insurance now control health care inflation. when a the outcomes is to empower the consumer rainout of third-party, the company provides the health insurance plan and we pick appeal options. acutempower the consumer they will be smarter about shopping like a flat screen tv and of the cost goes down that should mean lower payments. tracy: but it could backfire because the doctors are not they aren't getting paid enoug paid enough. you will be all over this. that will affect the doctors down the road for kraft to the break we will go inside no wine vault. what does the 10,000 bottle of wine the plig? do people
Dec 23, 2012 6:00pm PST
, massachusetts, connecticut, and new york, erotically. the five highest, louisiana, mississippi, alaska, nevada, alabama. the other five have the highest gun ownership in the country and the most relaxed laws. >> we have the toughest gun laws in the city. it did not do much to cut down on the violence. it took a lot of police to do it. >> go on the internet. google gun-control and see what you come up with. statements from the founding fathers about our guns. toward washington. -- george washington. try to stop gun sales in this country, you will run into a series of roadblocks. >> australia had a mass killing in the mid-1990s and they passed a severe loss where all existing guns had to be turned in. the government bought them back. after a certain date if they were in your home, you were arrested. they have had a decrease in crime and suicide, which is an interesting development. it seems to me, you either have to go that route, which you cannot in the u.s. -- gun ownership in australia was 5% of households. gallup has shown is 47% here. we have the second amendment and the hisry back to washi
Dec 17, 2012 2:00am PST
an icing situation here you see across portions of southern massachusetts, falling as mostly snow in new hampshire. because of this, we have winter storm advisories and warnings across portions of new england. picking up as much 6 to 12 inches of snow, just because that's where the coldest of the air is locked in, where we're seeing this lighter shade of gray across southerning new england, it will start as snow tomorrow morning. and then change over to rain. then, down around southern new england, again just rain out of this event. most of the east coast will be seeing all rain. but the heaviest of it will work its way back in by tuesday. it will push that rain as far north central, northern none hampshire and maine. >> victoria? >> thank you. >>> coming up next -- president obama makes a bold promise during his remarks at newtown memorial. >> and a mother describes her own worst nightmare. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. begin. tomato, obviously. haha. there's more than that though, there's a kick to it. wahlalalalallala! smooth, but crisp. it's kind of like drinking a food that
Dec 23, 2012 12:00pm PST
of state massachusetts has a senate seat to fill. ted kennedy jr. is said to be considering a run for the senate seat. >>> and senate minority leader seems to be taking a challenge from actress ashley judd very seriously. a poll released to media outlets shows the senator leading only by four points in a potential matchup. >>> the second time around for the first lady a new book on me michelle obama takes a deeper look at her world. we will dig into the vacancy in massachusetts and one hometown boy turned movie star who may be considering a run there. you are watching msnbc. [ loud party sounds ] hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. [ female announcer ] one drop of ultra dawn has twice the everyday grease cleaning ingredients of one drop of the leading non-concentrated brand... to clean 2x more greasy dishes. dawn does more. so it's not a chore. starts with arthritis pain and a choice. tak
Dec 28, 2012 2:00am PST
to land, we would see those higher amounts push back into central massachusetts and connecticut. for the most part, new york city, about an inch or so. new york, connecticut, western massachusetts, we should pick up about 3 inches out of this storm. >> all right, dylan, thanks so much. >>> coming up -- a million-dollar t-rex smuggling ring. >>> adam lanza's dna will be studied. >>> plus, who are hollywood's most bankable stars. you'll find out. you're watching first look on msnbc. [ male announcer ] in blind taste tests, even ragu users chose prego. prego?! but i've bought ragu for years. [ thinking ] wonder what other questionable choices i've made? i choose date number 2! whooo! [ sigh of relief ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego. mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get
Dec 5, 2012 4:00am PST
. > > thanks angie. newly-elected massachusettes senator elizabeth warren will reportedly take a seat on the senate banking committee. the huffington post reports warren has been selected to join the committee starting next year. warren, a major advocate of wall street regulation and cracking down on big banks, won the race for senator in massachusettes in the november election. she also helped launch the consumer financial protection bureau in 2010. two seats will be open on the banking committee after the year wraps up. 2012 is turning into a very profitable year for banks. the latest numbers show bank profits increased 9.4% in the 3rd quarter - the most in any quarter during the past 6 years. fdic reports the industry earned $37.6 billion, up 6.6% from last year. loan balances edged up .9% to $64 billion. the improving numbers are viewed as a sign banks are gaining strenghth and lending is showing signs of life. after the craziness of black friday, or more accurately what is becoming a "black weekend" of shopping following thanksgiving, retailers face a lull. trying to keep consume
Dec 21, 2012 12:00pm PST
prepared him for the role. president obama announced the massachusetts as his choice for secretary of state. kerry appeared with the president at the white house this morning. the son of a diplomat, the 69- year-old democratic senator is a decorated vietnam veteran and currently chair us the attorney relations committee and has represented massachusetts in the senate since 19 85. >> i he's a -- he's a perfect choice to guide diplomacy in the years ahead. >> kerry is expected to be easily confirmed by his senate colleagues. he would replace hillary clinton who is stepping down in january. >>> as christmas gets closer, tensions are high at a mall in newark. we'll tell you why police were called this morning to take care of a crowd that wanted a sneaker. >>> old man winter is awake today. roark -- roque is rosemary orose zoe is tracking the -- rosemary orozco is tracking the storm. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. get breyer's ice cream for $2.88 and dessert will surely shine. make it a grand finale with starbucks just $6.99. turns
Dec 31, 2012 11:30am PST
cities. i never felt like i lived in a city in los angeles, but when i lived in massachusetts, where i live, i was close to boston. i had such a great time in boston but i did not like massachusetts so much because it was cold, the culture was foreign to me. when i came to san francisco, the first time i came, there was a rainbow over the bay and there was something calling me. i was 20 at the time. i knew that this was a place i needed to live. the history here, you can see it in terms of buildings, you know the history from, labor history, hit the history, history of what happened in 1978 with milk, mosconi. but i wanted to be a part of its. >> what got you involved in politics? >> i had been involved in politics for decades. i was doing work around central america, supporting people in central america, protecting against u.s. imperialism, and their right to live. i was doing a lot of work on campus in college. head of work against apartheid. i was involved in a lot of the efforts to push back on efforts to remove affirmative action, prop 209, all kinds of work around ballot measures
Dec 22, 2012 6:00pm EST
island, massachusetts, connecticut, new york. those are the five highest, louisiana, mississippi, alaska, nevada, and alabama. the former has the toughest gun laws and the lowest gun ownership. the other five have the highest gun ownership in the country and the most relaxed laws. >> we have the toughest gun laws in the city. it did not do much to cut down on the violence. it took a lot of policing to do it. go on the internet and find out when you come up with gun- control. george washington. fire arms ban next to the constitution itself. they are the americans liberty. try to stem gun sales in this country you will run into a serious roadblock. >> australia had a mass killing in the mid-90's's. it passed a severe loss where all existing guns had to return then. the government brought them back. after a certain date if there were in your home, you were arrested. they have had a decrease in crime, especially in suicide, an interesting development. it seems to me you either have to go that route, which you cannot in the u.s. -- gun ownership and australia was 5% of households. hear, gallu
Dec 28, 2012 8:30pm EST
something similar in massachusetts. he had two strikes against him which made it really difficult to win. >> i think obama won because republicans underestimated him, and they did it through a little self delusion that goes back to 2010 when they considered it to be a referendum on barack obama. it was not a referendum on barack obama. it was a referendum on the economy and the incumbent, but not barack obama the person. republicans thought it would be a slam-dunk in 2012, but what did they miss? they missed the fact that the turnout in 2010 was so far below what it was in 2008, and the people who did not turn out in 2010 -- young people, african- americans, women -- came out in big numbers for barack obama because they never did leave him. what we saw in 2012 was almost 2008 before. 2010 was an anomaly and they read too much into it and underestimated obama. >> according to "the boston globe," a couple of days before election day, mitt romney's manager signed in the to the effect that the race was unmistakably moving in mitt romney's direction. how could they have been so wrong? >> deni
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am EST
, massachusetts, connecticicut, new york. those are the fiveighest louisia, mississippi alaska, nevada, and alama. the former has theoughest gun lalaws and the lowest gun ownership. the oth five have the h highest gun ownership in the country and the most relaxed laws. >> we have the toughest gun laws in the city. it did not do much to cut down on the violence. it took a lot of policingng to do it. >> >> the state department had not given benghazi the security, both physical and personal resources, it needed. >> former ambassssador thomas pickering, chairman of the accountability review board. the board's report is the result of a pre designation so far- three rignation so fafar, but added that the end of this debate. >> it is not but i feel like -- when somebody is going down the street and they cut someononeff. the other guy isis serious and the errant driversays yoyou are right here that is what happened this week. the ate department saiaid you were right. it sort of took the wind out of the sales of the republican consnspira theorists', i think somewh. a hearing was only an hour-and- a-half l
Dec 13, 2012 2:00pm PST
kerry will get that. he's the senator from massachusetts. what happens in massachusetts because i would imagine massachusetts residents would be sad about losing all of that seniority. >> bill: you know, republicans are saying this is a slam dunk then for scott brown. but jennifer, i would have to say wait a minute! slow down. things have really changed. number one, scott brown is tarnished because he lost to elizabeth warren. this is a far different cry from when he was elected against a weaker candidate. and number three scott brown if he runs again would have some tough opposition, either duval patrick or i spent a good deal of time saturday night with ed markey who would be a phenomenal candidate. ed told me he is seriously considering -- he came close to telling me he would run for senate if kerry gets the nomination. >> jennifer: breaking news! how do you like that! >> bill: i didn't announce it. i'm saying he's seriously considering it. i think he would an phenomenal candidate. >> jennifer: he
Dec 20, 2012 10:00am PST
the possibilities to run for senate in massachusetts? take a look at this from a hearing yesterday on the congo. >> my name is ben affleck. i am the founder of the eastern congo initiative. we are the only u.s.-based grant-making and advocacy organization entirely focused with -- focused on working with and for the people of eastern congo, a region that has the unwanted distinction much being one of the most volatile in the world. >> he is from massachusetts. he did go to harvard. you know, that's enough to qualify. >> right. >> we know that he is the actor, producer, director of "argo" on iran. just saying, a lot of talk. >> i would say that maybe the most unnecessary words that have been said in washington this week, we just heard, my name is ben affleck. probably -- >> name recognition is nott going to be his problem if he were to run. >> exactly. he is a hooro in boston. very active in democratic politics. clearly serious on issues, but, andrea, over the years you've covered them, there's a reason that senator al franken is the rare celebrity that actually got into office. that's very unusu
Dec 26, 2012 12:00pm PST
't take to him. he moved to lowell, massachusetts, just to run for the house. george mcgovern carried that race. it forced him to start all over again from scratch. a law degree from boston college, a spot in the d.a.'s office in massachusetts. the clock yuz ticking. kerry was 29 when he first run for congress. but at 40, he hadn't found a place to climb to the top in politics. his boss surprised everyone and ran for re-election instead. then he had to step aside when another up and comer named barney frank got all the support. in 1982 race for lieutenant governor of massachusetts. the job wasn't much, but at least it was something. but the odds were long. there were a lot of ambitious democrats in massachusetts. and they all had the same idea. kerry had trouble qualifying for the ballot. he was an afterthought at the state convention. if he lost the primary, he'd probably be done for good. somehow he pulled out that race with less than 30% of the vote in the primary. all that got him was the lieutenant governors office which has snuffed out a few promising careers before. but there w
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
night around massachusetts avenue in northeast washington. we're told the officer was hit during a traffic stop. her condition has not been released. so far no charges have been filed against the driver. >>> a video posted online is sparking an investigation of a metro bus driver. check it out. this video appears to show the driver holding and possibly even reading a newspaper behind the wheel. the rider who shot this video on unsuck d.c. metro posted it online. metro will start monitoring some of its employees next year, including bus drivers, to make sure they get enough sleep. the transit agency will ask those who maintain buses and trains to log their sleep habits and wear a motion detecting advice. metro is trying to combat fatigue after a 2011 study found those worked longer hours than allowed and had no limit to the number of consecutive days they worked. metro is also concerned about late night shift workers who are most vulnerable to fatigue. county leaders say the pentagon never offered traffic solutions when it moved thousands of people to ft. belvoir and the marc cent
Dec 4, 2012 9:00am EST
. president? the presiding officer: the senator from massachusetts. mr. kerry: mr. president, thank you. we are now, as everybody knows, on the convention -- on the disabilities convention. and it's my understanding we have about 48 minutes for each side. i would ask that the opponents of the treaty do what we normally do here, which is go back and forth from one side to the other. i notice there isn't anybody here for the other side, so what we'll do is use up a component of our time and then because they're not -- i think it would be fair not to chew up the time in a quorum call. so i would ask that if they are not ready to speak, to use their time that the quorum call be charged against them because i don't think we should give up our time as a result of their simply not being here. so i'd ask unanimous consent that if there is a quorum and we're not speaking, the time be charged to their side. the presiding officer: is there objection? mr. lugar: reserving the trite to object. the presiding officer: the senator from indiana. mr. lugar: reserve the right to object, mr. president. i belie
Dec 17, 2012 1:25am EST
to massachusetts, talk about massachusetts or pennsylvania, we're here in pennsylvania, as a case study of states, regulating religion. >> guest: sure. pennsylvania, for example, had an active blasphemy now, which we think of now as unconstitutional, but in the last case that was brought, the last criminal prosecution under blasphemy law was actually brought in the early 1970s, kind of by accident, against someone who had a sign in the window saying something like "wanted: radical carpenter, speaks to crowd preaching peace," and, of course, the person met jesus, but someone complained, and the american civil liberties union got involved, and the prosecution was droppedded. more recently, the -- a film company owner tried to name his company i choose hell productions, and was denied in corporation under the state's incorporation laws because it was a blasphemy title for the company, and that, too, eventually was dismissed. >> host: professor gordon, why did it start to change in the early 20th century in >> -- >> guest: i think for several reasons m one was especially the growth of the federal gov
Dec 27, 2012 2:30am PST
, the focus is shifting to his potential replacement in massachusetts. senator scott brown, who was defeated last month by elizabeth warren, appears to be the clear choice for republicans. a poll conducted before the selection of kerry found brown dominating the field. the wbur poll also shows the senator topping any democrat by eight points. brown is yet to say whether he plans to run in the special election. as for the democrats, it's only clear who's not running right now. ted kennedy jr. was floated as a possible contender, but he says he's not interested. kennedy said he was grateful for the offers of support, but he considers connecticut to be his home, leaving the door open for a potential future run in that state. and actor and director ben affleck isn't ready to leave hollywood. the "argo" star, who had showed interest in politics, confirms he doesn't want kerry's seat, saying "i love massachusetts and our political process, but i am not running for office." >>> former president george h.w. bush is in the intensive care unit at houston methodist hospital this morning after suffering
Dec 26, 2012 6:30am EST
. >>> sorry, massachusetts, it's not going to happen. >> no doubt some people are disappointed about an oscar winner, not going to be leaving your state anytime soon. we'll tell you why ben affleck says he is not running for senate. >>> plus jessica simpson uses twitter to make an official announcement. of course if you read the tweet, you said i already knew that. >>> i'm meteorologist mike massco. this is our interactive radar. you can get it on the google play store and also the i-tune store. some rain and snow moving into the area. it's 33 right now and it's snowing to beat the band in the south. >>reporter: well, mike, the snow is making its way right up 95 right now. i'll let you know what traffic looks like on the beltway and 83 coming up on "good morning maryland." it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs.
Dec 9, 2012 12:00am EST
and most massachusetts virginia and the carolinas. in which the heroic continental army barely survived the winter in valley forge pennsylvania. one after the other, bob demolishes these myths and gives a new war centered around lawrence county new jersey aunts -- yes, you heard me right. the mountains 80% of which was fought on a terrain of the empire state-building. truth be told however, as well as admiration i have a grievance with bob. both irish and brightest we both have grievances. i've been hurting deeply disappointed on a personal level that one of bob's books. five years ago in the fall of 2007 i reviewed howe to get rich, the common room magazine and i praised it as quote a profoundly funny book. a year later in the fall of 2008 in the midst of an act of collective subtlety in which the wall street dragged america and the world economy under their funeral pyre i realize sullivan had nothing kidding at all and instead of writing prophecy and disguised wisdom as whimsy and failed to include surefire ways not to get rich majoring -- or becoming a professional mandolin player, t
Dec 4, 2012 4:00pm PST
, and the consumer in the primary was a conservative voter, just as a consumer in massachusetts was a liberal voter, and the general election was different. he thought he had to come at him from the right. in retrospect it's easy for matt rhoades to say we should have -- knocked him out with this -- >> >> why didn't he just say it's wrong. >> it's a little early to -- >> it's morally wrong to beat the hell out of young people who grew up, children of immigrants, legal or not. they didn't break any laws, the kids, and they're trying to go to school here. >> it's funny, at the time governor perry, and newt gingrich at the time as well, was much to the left of mitt romney on immigration. so i just think the campaign manager, matt rhoades, is someone -- he's an operative, he's been inside the bush world, inside the romney world in both cycles. we haven't heard from him hardly at all. he just didn't talk to the press during the campaign. this just offered a window. i think he was being honest -- >> maybe being tactical. by the way, w. was good on immigration. >> he was. >> here is matt rhoades again. he
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